BEHR® Water-Based Stain & Poly in One No. B6260

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BEHR Water-Based Stain & Poly in One delivers rich color and protection in one easy step. This formula can be tinted to a wide range of popular interior colors and provides a warm look and durable protection to your interior wood surface. This high-performance stain & poly in one dries quick to a uniform finish, allowing you to shorten your project time and achieve beautiful results.

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Available in Satin and Gloss finish.
Best for use in
Properly prepared interior surfaces such as furniture, moldings, cabinets, trim, and wood doors. Do not use on floors.
125 Sq. Ft. / Qt.

Read important application instructions to ensure optimum paint performance.

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Product Usage

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Before Use

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2 Coats 

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Spread Rate: 
125 Sq. Ft./Qt.

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Soap & Water

Where to UseBlank space if empty.

Properly prepared interior surfaces such as furniture, moldings, cabinets, trim, and wood doors. Do not use on floors.

CAUTION: Surface may be slippery when wet.

PROTECT FROM FREEZING. Do Not Use Without the Addition of Tinting Colorants.

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Surface PreparationBlank space if empty.

Proper surface preparation is required.


  • Before starting, the surface must be dry, clean and free of dirt, grease, and glue.
  • Sand the wood in the direction of the grain using fine-grade sandpaper (#150-220 grit) until smooth.
  • Remove all sanding dust.
  • To help ensure uniform acceptance of stain color and beautiful results, pretreat new or raw wood with BEHR® Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner, following label directions.


  • Before starting, the surface must be dry, clean and free of dirt, grease, and glue.
  • Lightly sand the existing finish with 400 grit sandpaper to ensure adhesion. Remove all sanding dust.
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  • Stir BEHR Stain & Poly In One thoroughly before and occasionally during use. Do not thin.
  • Always test Stain & Poly on a scrap piece or hidden area of wood to verify desired color.
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  • Using a high-quality nylon/polyester bristle brush, dip approximately an inch into the can, gently tapping it against the inside to remove any excess.
  • Apply a very THIN, even coat following the direction of the grain.
  • Make sure to maintain a “wet” edge.
  • To minimize the brush marks and bubbles after staining, tip off the surface by holding the brush at a 45-degree angle and lightly run the bristles over the entire length of the wood.
  • Let the first coat dry for 1 hour or more.
  • Dry time may be extended due to high humidity, low temperatures, and inadequate ventilation or if the coat is applied too thick.
  • Lightly sand the surface between coats with fine sandpaper (#400 grit).
  • Remove all dust. Brush on a second thin coat following directions above.
  • To deepen the color, apply a third coat. NOTE: For additional protection, without adding color, add a coat of BEHR Fast Drying Polyurethane.
  • Please refer to the back label of the container for application instructions.
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  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service

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LIMITED WARRANTYBlank space if empty.

For one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation warrants to the original consumer purchaser, (1) that the product meets Behr Process Corporation’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. In the event this product proves to be defective within one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty.  Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey: The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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BEHR ® WATER-BASED STAIN & POLY IN ONE is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dries way too quickly Just bought this to stain our brand new birch interior doors and we followed directions but after applying it is so hard to apply evenly without overlap or streaks because of the quick dry time. We now have one ruined door and will have to replace it. Very unfortunate.
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Used this on Butcher block, love the look and easy of use.
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE this stain I’m saying this as someone who is really enjoying the aftermath. I purchase the Honey color of this stain and my husband used it to stain a shelf and cupboard for our laundry room- the honey color is AMAZING. My husband said the application was pretty quick and easy as well (no problems).
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love This Stain Bought the stain for my back deck and found it to be perfect. I needed to add color to the stain so the rep at the store gave me a shot of the dark grey I needed. He advised that he wasn't sure how many coats I would need since paint was added or the length of time it would take to dry. I have to say I was pleasantly pleased with the outcome. Thank you for making a great product.
Date published: 2021-05-30
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